Derby's former Frankie & Benny’s site could be turned into new restaurants

A former Frankie & Benny’s in Derby is set to be transformed into two new restaurants (pictured is one of the former Frankie & Benny’s sites in Derby)A former Frankie & Benny’s in Derby is set to be transformed into two new restaurants (pictured is one of the former Frankie & Benny’s sites in Derby)
A former Frankie & Benny’s in Derby is set to be transformed into two new restaurants (pictured is one of the former Frankie & Benny’s sites in Derby)
Frankie & Benny’s closed 18 of its branches across the UK since 2019. It was a move by parent company The Restaurant Group to save £5million a year by closing its loss-making outlets.

The site of a former Frankie and Benny’s restaurant could see two new restaurants opening. 

Planning permission has been granted by Derby City Council to a property investment company.

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KLA Property Investments Limited are set to expand the building on Manor Road, Littleover, to accommodate two eateries, the names of which are currently unknown.  

It used to be Frankie & Benny’s which closed in October 2019.

The site attracts pizza takeaways, with Honest Pizza being one that opened in July 2020 but has closed since.

KLA Property Investments Ltd applied for planning permission in July 2023 to amend the building and increase space. 

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They plan to refurbish and extend floor space to create a ‘high quality’ dining area and food preparation section for two ‘spacious’ units.

The planners hope building alterations will create a ‘positive’ impact in the area.

The planning documents continue to state: ‘They would provide high quality spaces for business, greatly improving the previous offering on site. In addition, the proposal is of an appropriate scale that ensures the protection of the neighbouring properties’ amenities.’

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The city council gave the green light for planning permission at the beginning of May 2024.

Derby City Council’s decision notice said: ‘The proposed development is, in the opinion of the local planning authority, considered to be acceptable in terms of its impact upon visual and residential amenity, on the local highway network and on the viability and vitality of the shopping hierarchy.’

The site has potential to be a success, being in the vicinity of a vibrant neighbourhood and Royal Derby Hospital which is also close by.

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